Adrian Grenier may have lived the high life of Vincent Chase in “Entourage,” but now the Hollywood actor is leading a self-sufficient life in Texas.
In an interview with Austin Life magazine, Grenier revealed that he left Los Angeles and New York City behind so he could pursue farming.
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His farm is believed to be 45 minutes from Austin in Bastrop, a town of about 88,723 people, according to U.S. census data. It is also not far from the Colorado River and fields of wildflowers, the magazine reports.
“I bought a home in Austin five years ago and a year ago I decided to move here permanently,” Grenier told Austin Life. “I had friends here, I ran a business here and I liked the pace. Austin is cosmopolitan without being pretentious; it’s earthy. People are smart and successful but they don’t flaunt it. “
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The 44-year-old actor moved to Texas in December and has worked to make his country a “wildlife sanctuary” where bees, butterflies, birds and possibly llamas or alpacas can find food. .
Meanwhile, the products he and his partner Jordan Roemmele grow together include peaches, apples, loquats, figs, avocados and more. The couple are also working to restore balance to their pond, so they can fish for their own protein.
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Although Grenier has made significant progress on his farm in recent months and documented much of it on his Instagram, he does not call himself a “farmer.” Instead, he prefers the word “apprentice”.
Long before he changed his lifestyle, Greiner’s lead roles were in the HBO series “Entourage” and “The Devil Wears Prada” by David Frankel.
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However, he felt the push to change the course of his life when he realized that he was not living in a sustainable way.
“I’ve been doing environmental work for 20 years, creating organizations and running nonprofits, all designed to tell people to live more in harmony with nature – and yet I didn’t live that way. Said Greiner. explained to Austin Life. “In a lot of ways I hit the top of that promise – if you work hard you get famous then you make a lot of money… but it was dull at the top. “
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Currently, Greiner is a goodwill ambassador for the United Nations Environment Program and co-founder of Lonely Whale, an organization dedicated to reducing the use of plastic and saving the world’s oceans.